Vladimir Rakov

Distinguished Professor


Email: rakov@ece.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-4242
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 116130, Gainesville, FL 32611-6130

Office Location

NEB 553
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Primary Research Area


Research Interests

Lightning, Atmospheric Electricity, Lightning Protection


Honors and Awards:
  • Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, JGR Atmospheres, 2016
  • Honorary Professor, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of  Science, 2015
  • International Educator of the Year, UF College of Engineering, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Richard Schulz Transactions Prize Paper Award, IEEE-EMC, 2015
  • Karl Berger Award, International Conference on Lightning Protection, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, 7th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning, Chengdu, China, 2011
  • Annual Recognition Award, National Lightning Safety Institute, 2004
  • Prize Paper Award, IEEE Power Engineering Society, Surge Protective Devices Committee, 2001
  • UF Research Foundation Professorship, 2001-2003, 2007-2009
  • Outstanding Contribution in Research Award, Southeastern Section Medallion Certificate, American Society for Engineering Education, 1999


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Tomsk Polytechnic, 1983
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Tomsk Polytechnic, 1977